Nova Free Jazz Trio will play tonight at 9 at Scotty’s, 301 German St.
The group includes bassist Dick Thompson, tenor saxophone player Rob Schlaudecker and drummer Nick “Tito” Ronzitti. The group drew a huge crowd in January for its show at PACA; Scotty’s heritage as a jazz venue should ensure the perfect atmosphere for adventurous jazz and music lovers tonight.
Thompson told John Chacona in January that he loves playing free jazz.
“This is my first time playing in a free jazz situation where I don’t have to do anything specific, and I’m enjoying it a lot,” he said.
Admission is $3.
Lots of good stuff is on tap this weekend: Ron Yarosz and the Vehicle at Crooked I tonight, while excellent Buffalo jam band Aqueous pulls into the CI on Saturday.
Of course, most of the weekend revolves around Irish bands and music. Need a recap?
The parade is Saturday at 2 p.m., starting at 11th and State.
Sherlock’s features Geek Army, Paddy Whacked, and I-90s on Saturday. Doors open at 11 a.m. Sunday it opens at 7 a.m. and will welcome the Vendettas, Geek Army, Paddy Whacked, Money Shot and the I-90s. (Tonight it welcomes Drunk in Memphis).
Brewerie will feature the Muligans today at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 9 p.m., and Brokenstraw (2 p.m.) and the Bangerzz (with two former members of Ischabaha) at 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Blarney Rubble with Mike Hart and Pam Verity will play after the parade on Saturday at Pufferbelly, then return on St. Patrick’s Day from 4 to 8 p.m.
Paddy Whacked will play Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at Erie Ale House, in adition to its Saturday and Sunday shows at Sherlock’s.
U Pick Six Taphouse features the Mulligans on Saturday at noon, and also after the parade. They also play Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Urarro Gallery.
Celtic Clan plays Friday at 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at Crowley’s in Cranesville. Also, Forsythe Special plays Crowley’s on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m.